Friday, 20 October 2017

Nokia 7: A midranger

Nokia 7
 
 
This year Nokia has made a comeback in the smartphone 
 world by launching four of it's devices which are Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8. Among which Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 lie in lower budget segment, Nokia 6 in higher budget segment and Nokia 8 in Flagship segment. But now it's time for a mid ranger smartphone. Nokia on Thursday launched a mid range smartphone which is called Nokia 7. This is the first smartphone from HMD Global to launch in this segment. So let's see what features do Nokia has provided in this.
 
 
Nokia 7 is the first smartphone from the company to have a glass back. It has a 3D Gorilla glass on back. This glass is a corning gorilla glass. The frame is of Aluminum which provides a good grip. The design of the phone is really premium. It looks really stunning. But this glass back also makes it slippery as well as fingerprint magnet.
 
Nokia 7 also has 5.2" IPS Panel on front. This display is of full HD resolution. It's a normal display with 16:9 aspect ratio. Also the phone is splash proof  but it isn't water proof.
 
Nokia 7 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630 chipset which is based on 16nm architecture. The chipset is built on a octa core processor with eight cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 2.2GHz each. The performance of the device will be decent with this chipset. Also for better graphics there is Adreno 508 GPU. So the device will be able to handle all the heavy games without any issues and lags.
 
 
The phone is having 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixels. The camera can record videos upto 4K @30fps. There is a front camera of 5MP with f/2.0 aperture lens with 1.4µm pixels. The camera setup is supported by Carl Zeiss technology. This also includes a new thing which is also included in Nokia 8 is what called Bothies which captures the back view and front by splitting screen by using both cameras.
 
 
The phone comes in two variants 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM while internal storage is fixed at 64GB. It can also take microSD cards for memory expansion. It also has OZO audio recording which records audio from 360 degrees.
 
Nokia 7 is having 3000mah battery and also supports 18W fast charging. It has a USB Type-C port. It also has 3.5mm headphone jack. It also supports NFC. The device is having Android 7.1.1 Nougat which will be upgraded to Oreo in future. And the user interface is stock android, so it will not be having any extra bloatware. Also the device is having all the basic sensors. It has a fingerprint sensor at the back.
 
 
There are some shortcomings in this phone which are Ni dual camera setup. In this price segment most of the phones come with dual camera setup which is simply missing in this phone. Also these days, most of the devices are coming with bezelless displays which have 18:9 aspect ratio, but it comes with a simple IPS panel which has 16:9 aspect ratio.
 
Nokia 7 comes in two colors which are Gloss Black and Matt White. The phone will be available in china from 24 October. It will be priced at $370 for the 4GB model and $410 for the 6GB model.
 
 
 


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